Women’s Health Rehabilitation

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Every woman’s needs, no matter what stage of life, vary greatly from carrying your first child to entering the menopause. Due to the wide range of conditions that can encompass women’s health, our Women’s Health Rehabilitation in Physio Rehab Care focuses on individual treatments for your current life stage and needs. Our experienced, compassionate specialists can help you find relief from pain and maintain your level of fitness whether you are on prolonged bed rest during pregnancy, recovering from a C-section, or experiencing chronic pelvic pain.

Our multidisciplinary team will closely conduct a comprehensive evaluation and implement a treatment plan that may include:

  • Biomechanical and musculoskeletal evaluation of the pelvis and lower back.
  • Neuromuscular re-education.
  • Vaginal and rectal myofascial relief techniques.
  • Pelvic floor training with biofeedback and electrical stimulation.
  • Education on pelvic floor function.
  • Pelvic floor muscle exercises to help decrease the extent or frequency of urinary incontinence.
  • Manual therapy for improving the pelvic floor and muscle tone surrounding it.
  • Many medical techniques for enhancing muscle function and reducing discomfort.

Our specialists offer a wide range of rehabilitation services specifically designed for women’s health issues. Our services include:

Prolonged bed rest rehabilitation: Some expectant mothers are placed on bed rest during their pregnancy due to premature rupture of membranes or preterm labor. Prolonged bed rest can potentially lead to muscle weakness and discomfort. If you are on prolonged bed rest, physical therapists can work with you at your bedside to develop an exercise program that will help you feel comfortable and strong. We may also invite you to group classes to help you maintain your strength. Additionally, we can educate you about positioning and body mechanics that can decrease the discomfort that often accompanies prolonged bed rest.

Postpartum pain and weakness: On occasion, women experience increased pelvic pain or leg weakness following delivery. When this occurs, a physical therapist can provide muscle strengthening exercises, body mechanics education, help with walking properly (gait training) and assistive device training to help with mobility. Some patients may require stabilization aids such as an SI belt.

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Pelvic Pain: Pelvic floor dysfunction encompasses a variety of conditions that result from weakened pelvic muscles. Conditions and symptoms include urinary or fecal incontinence, pain or dysfunction with intercourse, infection, and increased sensitivity of the tissues surrounding the pelvic muscles. Physical therapy treatment for pelvic pain includes exercises to strengthen the surrounding muscles, massage, and relaxation techniques
Osteoporosis: It is a condition that causes bones to become more fragile. The risk of fracture and other injuries increases with the bones weakening. Women aged fifty or pre/post-menopause are more prone to experience osteoporosis owing to reduced and differing rates of hormones. Treatments in physical therapy also involve prevention and protective measures to reduce the likelihood in injury when doing everyday activities.
Urinary and Fecal Incontinence: Urinary incontinence specifies when you lose control of your bladder and leak urine, while stress incontinence is due to sudden pressure on the pelvic muscles. Fecal incontinence is the loss of control over bowel movements. Exercises to regain control over incontinence involve strengthening your pelvic muscles and retraining your bladder. At times, to treat incontinence in addition to pelvic floor dysfunction, our therapist may utilize biofeedback therapy. Biofeedback is a mental technique that can help you control involuntary physical functions. Two common types of incontinence treated by physical therapy are:
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Stress incontinence

Pre and Post-Natal Conditions: Lower back pain is that during breastfeeding as it brings extra weight and decreases posture. After your body undergoes the stress of childbirth, you may develop uncomfortable symptoms such as:

  • Incontinence
  • Prolapse
  • Pelvic pain

Though a normal cycle, persistent pain can often be induced by scarring from a C-section or other incision locations. Physical therapy helps to identify and implement treatment for a variety of symptoms and conditions that can arise both during and after childbirth. Treatments include stretching and strengthening, and self-education for at-home exercises.

Our team for Women’s Health Rehab in Physio Rehab Care

When your doctor prescribes physical therapy, our friendly and welcoming staff at Physio Rehab Care can help you in scheduling an appointment at a time suitable to you. We will do everything we can to make your visit as easy and comfortable as possible. Our physical therapists are specifically qualified and accredited to treat women’s health problems, in particular the disorders of bladder control and the pelvic floor. Physio Rehab Care offers comprehensive medical expertise, the most advanced technologies and treatment techniques, and innovative care backed by research knowledge.

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